Atlantic Sapphire ASA: phase 2 of the guaranteed debt and private placement envisaged

Miami, FL, June 28, 2022

Atlantic Sapphire ASA ("Atlantic Sapphire" or the "Company") has retained DNB
Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA as Sole Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner
and Arctic Securities AS as Joint Bookrunner (together, the "Managers") to
advise on and effect a private placement (the "Private Placement") of the NOK
equivalent of approximately USD 125 million in new shares to be issued by the
Company (the "Offer Shares"). 

The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to (i) fully fund
estimated remaining equity financing of Phase 2 Capex based on latest capex
estimate, with an estimated buffer; (ii) repayment of debt facility of USD 25
million; and (iii) general corporate purposes.

Bank debt update

In connection with the Private Placement, DNB Bank ASA has credit approved an
extension (to April 2024) and commitment of the USD 98 million term loan and the
USD 20 million term loan to be used towards Phase 2 construction. Farm Credit
has not yet concluded its credit process for the extension of its USD 12 million
of term debt already committed. 

The new facility will be available to the Company to draw subject to a one-time
fulfillment of new incurrence tests related to operational milestone (harvest
volume) and reaching certain financial performance metrics (EBITDA). The Company
believes there is sufficient headroom in the incurrence tests compared to
budget. Please see the Investor Presentation for more detail. The debt is
structured under the Company's existing credit agreement and will have the same
key terms (i.e. interest margin and covenants). 

Phase 2 update

The Private Placement, together with the Phase 2 debt as described above, is
estimated to fully fund Phase 2, taking the Company to an estimated total annual
harvest level of 25,000t HOG in the US. 

The current Phase 2 capex estimate is USD 275-300 million, of which USD 70
million has been invested as of H1 2022. There remains uncertainty on the capex
estimate due to global supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressure,
leaving certain up- and downside on the final figure versus estimated range.

The Company decides when and how funds should be deployed towards Phase 2.
Quality and cost optimization will be prioritized over speed when completing the
Phase 2 construction.

The following investors have pre-committed to apply for, and will be allocated,
Offer Shares for the following amounts; 
(i)	Nordlaks Holding AS, one the largest privately owned salmon farming
companies in the world, for NOK 150 million
(ii)	Norsk Landbrukskjemi AS, the investment company of Kjell Bjordal, for NOK
12 million
(iii)	Strawberry Equities AS, for the NOK equivalent of USD 12.5 million
(iv)	Joh Johannson Eiendom AS, for the number of shares corresponding to ~4.5%
ownership post Private Placement (on current levels, the NOK equivalent of
approx. USD 8.6 million)

Further, the following primary insiders and employees have pre-committed to
subscribe for Offer Shares in the Private Placement; 

o	Alsco AS, represented on the board of directors and the Company's largest
shareholder with a holding of 12.02%, for NOK 10 million
o	Runar Vatne, a member of the board of directors, for NOK 50 million
o	Tone Bjørnov, a member of the board of directors, for NOK 200,000
o	Andre Skarbø, a member of the board of directors, for NOK equivalent of
1.1674% of the Private Placement
o	Karl Øystein Øyehaug, Chief Financial Officer in the Company, for NOK 250,000
o	Jon-Birger Løvik, Chief Operating Officer in the Company, for NOK 500,000
o	Svein Taklo, Chief Development and Infrastructure Officer in the Company, for
NOK 200,000

The Private Placement is directed towards Norwegian and international investors,
subject to applicable exemptions from relevant registration, filing and offering
prospectus requirements, and subject to other applicable selling restrictions.

The price per Offer Share ("Offer Price") in the Private Placement will be set
by the Company's board of directors (the "Board") on the basis of an accelerated
book-building process conducted by the Managers. The minimum application and
allocation amount has been set to the NOK equivalent of EUR 100,000. The Company
may however, at its sole discretion, allocate amounts below EUR 100,000 to the
extent exemptions from the prospectus requirement in accordance with applicable
regulations, including the Norwegian Securities Trading Act and ancillary
regulations, are available.

The bookbuilding period in the Private Placement will commence today, 28 June
2022 at 16:30 CEST and close on 29 June 2022 at 08:00 CEST. The Managers and the
Company may, however, at any time, and at their sole discretion, resolve to
close or extend the bookbuilding period on short or without notice. If the
bookbuilding period is shortened or extended, other dates referred to in this
notice may be adjusted accordingly. 

Settlement and conditions

The Private Placement will be divided into two tranches, of which 18,000,000
Offer Shares will be issued by the Board of Directors pursuant to an
authorization (the "Board Authorization") granted by the Company's annual
general meeting held on 19 May 2022 ("Tranche 1", and as the case may be, the
"Tranche 1 Offer Shares"), and a second tranche with a number of Offer Shares
which results in a total transaction (i.e., both tranches) that equals the final
offer size ("Tranche 2" and as the case may be, the "Tranche 2 Offer Shares").
Tranche 1 will be settled on a delivery versus payment basis facilitated by a
pre-funding agreement between the Company and the Managers. Tranche 2 will be
divided into two-sub tranches, of which the first sub-tranche ("Tranche 2A")
will be settled with existing and listed shares through a share lending
arrangement between the Company, Alsco AS and JEA Invest AS and DNB Markets, and
the second sub-tranche ("Tranche 2B") will be settled on a delivery versus
payment basis facilitated by a pre-funding agreement between the Company and the
Managers. Completion of Tranche 2 will be subject to approval by an
extraordinary general meeting of the Company (the "EGM"), as further described
below.

Delivery of Tranche 1 Offer Shares will be made on a delivery versus payment
("DVP") basis on or about 1 July 2022 and the Offer Shares in Tranche 1 are
expected to be tradable on or about 30 June 2022 after the share capital
increase has been registered. Delivery of Tranche 2 Offer Shares will be made on
a DVP basis on or about 22 July 2022, subject to approval by the EGM of the
share capital increase pertaining to Tranche 2. As noted above, the Offer Shares
in Tranche 2A will be delivered as existing and listed shares through a share
lending agreement, while the Offer Shares in Tranche 2B will be delivered on a
DVP basis on a separate ISIN pending approval and publication of the Prospectus
(as defined below). Tranche 2A Offer Shares will be tradable after the expected
approval by the EGM.

Applicants will receive a pro-rata allocation of Offer Shares in Tranche 1 and
Tranche 2, and in Tranche 2A and Tranche 2B, based on their overall allocation
in the Private Placement, with the exception of Joh Johannson Eiendom AS, Norsk
Landbrukskjemi AS and the primary insiders and key employees, which have agreed
that the new shares it is allocated in the Private Placement will all be
allocated in Tranche 2B.

The listing of the Tranche 2 Offer Shares requires the preparation and
publication of a prospectus (the "Prospectus") approved by the Norwegian
Financial Supervisory Authority before such shares can be listed on the Oslo
Stock Exchange, currently expected within mid-August 2022.

The completion of Tranche 1 is subject to approval by the Board pursuant to an
authorisation given by the Company's annual general meeting held on 19 May 2022.
The completion of Tranche 2 is subject to the approval of issuance of shares
under Tranche 2 by the EGM to be summoned shortly after conditional allocation
in the Private Placement has occurred. Completion of Tranche 1 is not
conditional upon completion of Tranche 2, and acquisition of shares under
Tranche 1 will remain final and binding and cannot be revoked or terminated by
the respective applicants if Tranche 2 is not completed.

Subject to completion of the Private Placement, customary lock-up agreements are
expected to be entered into with the following individual and their related
companies:

o	Key management (90 days)
I.	Johan E. Andreassen, Chief Executive Officer;
II.	Karl Øystein Øyehaug, Chief Financing Officer; 
III.	Alejandro Castro, Chief Business Officer;
IV.	Jon-Birger Løvik, Chief Operating Officer; and
V.	Svein Taklo, Chief Development and Infrastructure Officer
o	Board members (90 days)
o	The Company (180 days)

Equal treatment

The Board has considered the Private Placement in light of the equal treatment
obligations under the Norwegian Public Limited Companies Act, the Norwegian
Securities Trading Act, Oslo Børs' Circular no. 2/2014 and the rules on equal
treatment under Oslo Rule Book II for companies listed on the Oslo Stock
Exchange, and is of the opinion that the contemplated Private Placement is in
compliance with these requirements. The share issuance will be carried out as a
private placement in order to satisfy a requirement from the Company's lenders
in order to access additional debt funding and to complete a transaction in an
efficient manner without the significant discount typically seen in rights
issues, and without the need for a guarantee consortium. The split in Tranche 1
and Tranche 2 has also been made to reduce the completion risk. On this basis
and based on an assessment of the current equity markets, the Board has
considered the Private Placement to be in the common interest of the Company and
its shareholders. As a consequence of the Private Placement structure, the
shareholders' preferential rights to subscribe for the Offer Shares will be
deviated from.

Potential Subsequent Offering

Subject to, among other things, completion of the Private Placement, grant by
the EGM of an authorization to the Board of Directors to increase the share
capital, and the market price of the Company's shares, the Board will consider
to carry out a subsequent share offering (the "Subsequent Offering") at the
Offer Price. Any such Subsequent Offering, would be directed towards existing
shareholder in the Company as of 28 June 2022 (as registered with the VPS two
trading days thereafter) who (i) were not included in the pre-sounding phase of
the Private Placement, (ii) were not allocated Offer Shares in the Private
Placement and (iii) are not resident in jurisdiction where such offering would
be unlawful, or would (in jurisdictions other than Norway) require any
prospectus filing, registration or similar action. The Company reserves the
right in its sole discretion to not conduct or cancel the Subsequent Offering. 

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA is acting as a legal advisor for the Company in connection
with the Private Placement. Advokatfirmaet BAHR AS is acting as legal advisor to
the Managers in connection with the Private Placement.

For further information, please contact: 

Johan E. Andreassen 
Chairman, Atlantic Sapphire ASA, and CEO, Atlantic Sapphire USA LLC; 

Karl Øystein Øyehaug 
Managing Director, Atlantic Sapphire ASA, and Chief Financing Officer, Atlantic
Sapphire USA LLC

[email protected]

About Atlantic Sapphire ASA 
Atlantic Sapphire is pioneering Bluehouse® (land-raised) salmon farming,
locally, and transforming protein production, globally. Atlantic Sapphire has
been operating its innovation center in Denmark since 2011 with a strong focus
on R&D and innovation to equip the Company with the technology and procedures
that enable the Company to commercially scale up production in end markets close
to the consumer. 

In the US, the Company has identified and obtained the requisite permits to
construct its Bluehouse® in the ideal location in Homestead, Florida, just south
of Miami. The Company has completed Phase 1 construction, which provides the
capacity to harvest approximately 10,000 tons (HOG) of salmon annually. The
Company completed its first commercial harvest in the US in September 2020.
Atlantic Sapphire is currently constructing its Phase 2 expansion, which will
bring total annual production capacity to 25,000 tons, and has a targeted
harvest volume in 2031 of 220,000 tons.
This information was considered to be inside information pursuant to the EU
Market Abuse Regulation. This stock exchange announcement was published by Karl
Øystein ØyehaugChief Financial Officer on the time and date provided. 


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